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Hand-Carved Cedar Wood Mayan Sculpture from Guatemala, "Mayan Goddess"

Wearing only a belt, necklace, and bracelets, this Mayan goddess is realized... more

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Wearing only a belt, necklace, and bracelets, this Mayan goddess is realized with striking detail in cedar wood. Nicolas Chavez Sojuel explores Guatemala's Mayan roots, working with local artisans to hand-carve this sculpture. According to Sojuel, this sculpture reflects the story of the God of Maize's resurrection. According to the story, there exist nude goddesses in the Mayan underworld, Xibalbá, who tend to the god and dress him in preparation for his resurrection. One of these goddesses is portrayed in this sculpture.

  • 1.28 kgs
  • 2.8 lbs
  • 34 cm H x 17.8 cm W x 12.4 cm D
  • 13.5" H x 7" W x 4.9" D

  • Cedar wood
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Guatemalaicon info
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5

Becky

From Hughesville, MD

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03/09/2022

"Lovely sculpture"

Got it for my husband, who is a veteran and he loves it. Magnificently crafted.

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  • This was a gift for: Husband
  • Occasion: Christmas

Mari

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12/04/2020

"My husband loved it!!"

So beautifully carved--great size! This will be an heirloomWe will buy from this artists again. We love Novica..

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Rafael

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12/30/2019

"Master Piece on Wood"

Great sculpture!! Extremely happy with the order Mr. Chavez is a wood master. Highly recommend his job!Obra Maestra en MaderaEs una escultura grandiosa!! Muy satisfecho con la orden. El se?or Chavez es un maestro del trabajo en madera. Recomiendo su trabajo con mucho entusiasmo!

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Dr. Rajesh Balkrishnan

From Charlottesville, VA, USA

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04/15/2017

"Astonishing wood sculpture"

I own two of his crafted pieces and the details are absolutely breathtaking. A master of cultural wood carving.

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Dr. Rajesh Balkrishnan

From Charlottesville, VA, USA

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02/28/2017

"Astonishing archeological replicas in wood"

The love and care that goes into this wooden pieces needs to be seen to be believed. The details are astonishing and the pieces family heirlooms. One of the finest NOVICA artisans.

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